February 19, 2019 1.42 pm This story is over 38 months old

Lincoln charity to open showers and laundry for the homeless

They need more donations to make it happen

A charity will open a laundry and showers for homeless people living on Lincoln’s streets.

Let them eat cake, a city based charity, is raising money to renovate two rooms on Mint Lane to support rough sleepers.

Residents have been getting behind the plans by raising over £1,400 in just under four days. The total needed is £2,500.

Anyone who would like to support the project can donate money on the GoFundMe page here.

The majority of money will be going towards a commercial washer and dryer to clean sleeping bags and clothes.

Let them eat cake volunteers work in outreach teams to give rough sleepers food, drinks, and essential items, as well as friendship and support.

Louise Stallman is running the fundraiser and said: “We have kindly been given two rooms to transform into a shower room and the other a clothes washing and drying room for the rough sleepers of Lincoln.

“Any donations no matter how big or small will be going towards the purchase of the washer and dryer and the labour costs to complete the project.

“We have already been given some fantastic donations of materials to transform the rooms.”

A letting and estate agency, Martin & Co Gainsborough, donated £500 to get the plans in motion.